Game Plan to Live a Long and Healthy Life – Seattle Chiropractor

Of course we all want to live long and healthy lives, but what are we doing to ensure that? Seattle chiropractor and wellness expert has a game plan for you.

Game Plan for Living a Healthy and Long Life - Seattle Chiropractor

Seattle, Washington — With so many diseases, medical conditions and mishaps waiting to derail our otherwise happy lives, what are we doing to proactively fend off illness before it happens? Sure, exercise and diet play a huge role in overall wellness, but what else can we do to help our bodies stay resilient and strong, ready to take on any medical challenge that may come up?

Unfortunately, in most western countries, with the technological advances in medicine, many have developed a false sense of hope in medication. We have been trained to fight the symptoms of illness instead of taking steps not to get ill in the first place. Instead of going on a strict diet and exercise regimen, we depend on liposuction, gimmicky diet pills, or other quick procedures to lose weight. Instead of boosting our immune systems through natural and healthy foods rich in vitamins and minerals, we opt for artificial vitamin drinks or drugstore flu-shots, thinking we’re now safe against catching a cold.

The reality is that there are no magic pills that can help cure you of anything. Instead, you have to count on your body to fend off disease. But how can your body do its job when nutrition may be poor, or there are other more serious hindrances that prohibit it form functioning the way it should?

Everything in our body is controlled by the nervous system. From hormones, immune system function, movement and thoughts, to how cells grow and function, absolutely everything needs nerve flow energy to work correctly. Hinder nerve flow for only a few moments and the results can be catastrophic; organs will begin to fail, we start to lose our senses, bodily functions go into a frenzy, and soon the entire body begins to shut down.

So what causes the nervous system to start acting up? Simple. Nerve flow interference caused by damage to the spine such as spinal misalignment as a result of poor posture, age, accident or injury.

Studies prove that people who maintain the health of their spines are significantly less likely to get sick. This is in line with the chiropractic philosophy that wellness and spinal health are directly related, whereas unobstructed nerve flow allows the body to heal itself, regulate organ function and encourage longevity without the need of medication or drugs.

By correcting postural issues, addressing minor misalignments and getting adjusted frequently, patients can be sure that their spines are healthy, which allows the nervous system to work optimally in boosting the immune system, fighting illness and ensuring all organs are working perfectly.

If you or a loved one is interested in learning more about spinal health, or want to get started on a proactive wellness program, please contact one of Seattle’s most experienced and advanced chiropractors, Dr. Justin Favreau of Stability Health Center.

Is Your Pediatrician Giving You Wrong Information About Kids Allergies?

“I love my kids, and of course I thought I was doing the right thing following my pediatrician’s recommendations. I wish I had done my homework before wasting so much time and money on the wrong treatment.”

Is Your Pediatrician Giving Your Wrong Information About Kids Allergies?

All parents want the very best for their children, including of course, great health and well-being. It is for this reason that many parents take their kids to pediatricians for checkups, or when they’re ill, hoping the doctor’s recommendations and course of treatment will translate into complete wellness for their kids.

While pediatricians are amazing at understanding many concerns and diseases that afflict kids, they may unknowingly be giving you the wrong information in one major aspect of kids’ health.

Allergies and asthma are a huge new reality facing kids, with allergies alone afflicting 40% of all children in the United States — this according to the Asthma and Allergy Foundation (AAFA.org). Asthma, on the other hand is now the fifth leading chronic disease in the U.S., fast moving up in numbers and predicted to become the third chronic disease in the next 20 years.

So what are pediatricians doing to help kids overcome allergies and asthma? Unfortunately nothing. By prescribing antihistamines and inhalers, the medical profession is only fighting the symptoms as opposed to addressing the root cause of these respiratory conditions. So the next time you take in your kids for asthma and allergies, know that the answer to their long-term health and wellness is not a simple pill or an inhaler, but a much more sophisticated and in-depth approach to correcting the root cause of respiratory illness.

Corrective chiropractic care has been proven to eliminate the source of allergies and asthma in kids. By correcting the spine’s kinks and misalignments which kids can easily get through playing, falling down or just being active, the spine can again function correctly, delivering vital nerve flow energy to all part of the body and critical organs, allowing them to function property versus improperly. Soon after corrective care, many kids stop sneezing, their noses stop running, and they no longer need an inhaler to breathe properly.

If you or a loved on is curious about the power of corrective chiropractic care, please contact Stability Health Center to schedule a free consultation with Dr. Justin Favreau. As one of Seattle’s few chiropractors certified in CBP or Chiropractic BioPhysics, Dr. Favreau can help your kids live a normal life once again, free of allergies and asthma. Of course he can help mommies and daddies, too!

Chiropractors Among Super Bowl Heroes, says Seattle Chiropractor

Chiropractors Super Bowl Heroes - Seattle Chiropractor
This Sunday, the top two teams in the National Football League will play for the 50th Super Bowl championship. Among the heroes of the day will be Drs. Joshua Kollmann and Brad Wiest – team chiropractors for the Carolina Panthers – and Dr. Shawn Caldwell, team chiropractor for the Denver Broncos.

All 32 NFL teams have chiropractors on staff to address sports injuries and provide preventive care aimed at helping the players achieve peak performance.

No wonder. Chiropractic has been shown to improve athletic performance and hasten healing. For example, in a 2010 study comparing two groups of Australian football players, 29 athletes received conventional medical and management care. Twenty-eight athletes also received chiropractic care. Those who received chiropractic care showed a significant difference when it came to lower limb injury prevention, lower limb muscle strains and weeks missed due to non-contact knee injuries.

Caldwell has served the Denver Broncos since 2004 and is also the chiropractor for the Colorado Rockies Major League Baseball team. “I work hand-in-hand with the athletic trainers and focus on performing chiropractic spine and extremity adjustments that restore joint function,” he said in a press release. “The goal is to enable players to perform optimally or heal from injuries.”

In his fifth year with the Carolina Panthers, Kollman is passionate about his role as a team chiropractor to an NFL Super Bowl contender. “This is a great time to be a chiropractor,” he is quoted as saying. “We are igniting the profession and honor those DCs (doctors of chiropractic) who pioneered the opportunities that have helped us to become a part of the NFL teams.”

According to Kollman and Wiest, “We are in the stadium training room twice a week – and more often during playoffs – addressing specific sports injuries or providing preventive, maintenance care that the athletes want in order to achieve peak performance.”

Chiropractic works because chiropractors are experts on musculoskeletal health. The hits athletes suffer in a football game take a toll on their skeletal structure, leading to strains, sprains and serious trauma. They also affect the spine, which houses and protects your spinal cord. Your brain sends nerve impulses down the spinal cord and out to the organs and extremities. If a vertebra in the spine is misaligned – shifted out of position – that impedes the bodies’ ability to send messages.

Chiropractic realigns the spine, relieving pressure on delicate nerves and allowing your body to heal itself and eliminate pain.

But a specialized branch of chiropractic – Chiropractic BioPhysics (CBP) – takes that a step further. Rather than just relieve the pain, CBP uses corrective chiropractic treatments to return patients’ spines back to a normal curve and function.

Chiropractic BioPhysics is the most scientific, researched and results-oriented corrective chiropractic technique. At Stability Health Center in downtown Seattle, Dr. Justin Favreau is one of a small percentage of dedicated and highly educated chiropractors certified to practice CBP.

If you live in Seattle and want to find out whether you’re a candidate for Chiropractic BioPhysics, please make an appointment at Stability Health Center for a free initial consultation.